West Virginia American Water to Host Free Community Water Festival August 6‏

Updated 2 years ago From WV American Water Release
West Virginia American Water to Host Free Community Water Festival August 6‏
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 27, 2016) – West Virginia American Water invites area residents to experience the wonderful world of water at its upcoming “WaterFest” on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at the Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on Court Street in downtown Charleston. The free festival and open house will offer water treatment plant tours, educational demonstrations, children’s activities, face painting and refreshments. Plus, the event’s Splash Zone will feature water games, inflatable water slides, slip-and-slides and more – so be prepared to get wet!

“Our last two WaterFest events have been huge successes, with nearly 700 people attending last summer,” said Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water. “WaterFest allows customers to meet the professionals who work 24/7 to produce and deliver clean water to the communities we serve in and around the Kanawha Valley, while offering a family-friendly atmosphere where learning is fun,” McIntyre continued. “It is the perfect back-to-school event, because it will feel like a summer festival and kids will not even realize they are learning the whole time.”

Attendees can learn how a water meter works, watch company crews race against time to make water taps, “fix” a water leak, sit in the driver’s seat of machinery used in the water industry, and help extinguish a model house fire. Several community partners, including the Charleston Fire Department, West Virginia 811, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and Kanawha County 4-H will be in the event’s Water Wise area, where representatives will offer water-related activities and share information about how various organizations work together in the world of water.

Parking will be available in the United Way parking lot at One United Way Square. Overflow parking will be available under the interstate bridge on Court Street near Donnally Street.

West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 550,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.westvirginiaamwater.com . Connect with us: Facebook.com/wvamwaterTwitter.com/wvamwater ●  YouTube.com/wvamwate
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